Very Rare Jumeau Bisque Character, 211

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20" (51 cm). Bisque socket head with hand-pressed detail of modelling, very narrow blue glass inset eyes in squinting expression, painted lashes, incised upper eyeliner, widely arched multi- feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth modelled as though open in sobbing expression, shaded and accented lips, row of modelled and painted upper teeth, shaded tongue, separately sculpted pierced ears, deeply modelled expressive lines around the mouth and eyes, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully jointed body, antique maroon woolen dress with lace and embroidered trim, matching bonnet, undergarments, red silk shoes signed "9" and "Bebe Jumeau Med d'Or Paris Depose" in gilt lettering. CONDITION: Generally excellent. MARKS: 211 (incised) Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 9 (stamp on head, along with artist's checkmarks). COMMENTS: Emile Jumeau, from the firm's 200 character series introduced in 1892. VALUE POINTS: Very rare character doll is especially appealing due to superb quality of modelling, choice decoration and bisque.
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